Man United midfielder Paul Pogba has revealed that Juventus taught him the real basics of football as a professional.
Pogba joined the Old Lady in October 2009 after failing to secure a permanent shirt with the star-studded Man United team.
Within a short spell, the France international became a hit with the Turin club, where he won four Serie A titles, two Coppa Italia, and two Supercoppa Italiana.
In an interview with L’Equipe, Pogba stated that Juventus taught him the rudiments of football and how he became successful in the game.
“Where did I learn the football profession the most? At Juve. I went there very young. At 18 years old. And there you come to the men. You come, you train, it’s tactics, discipline. Especially discipline. You have to be disciplined because tactically, they are very sharp. When it hits, it hits, everyone really needs to be together.
“During the video sessions, they tell you: ‘Look, when you make this movement, it shifts here, when you make that call, it creates such a space’. They teach you the football profession.
“I learned defensively but also offensively. At Juve, I arrived as a defensive midfielder, central and they made me evolve as a more attacking midfielder.”